Five-Week Collaborative Pianist Program
Intensive study will focus on developing tools that pianists with advance training required to become accomplished répétiteurs and coaches. Practical training will emphasize skills in coaching diction, cueing the singer, conducting and prompting during rehearsals, learning to accompany recitative and understanding musical and vocal traditions. In tandem with this training, pianists will have a professional experience of performing the duties of an operatic répétiteur. Each day, pianists will receive a group Piano Class, regular Alexander Technique sessions, diction classes, recitative classes and weekly master classes focusing on accompanying artsong.
This program is offered as an affiliate Spring program to The King’s University. Upon completion of the Emerging Artist Program, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion. Students may receive course credit depending on their institution and should discuss course credit with their faculty representative.
Pianists in this program will also play integral roles in the NUOVA Festival’s mainstage production in the pit, in the wings and with surtitles.
Potential Production Assignments:
- Flight by Jonathan Dove
- Trial by Jury by Gilbert and Sullivan
- The Melody Lingers On: An Irving Berlin Revue
- A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder